**Voting for this month's Flip this Pattern series begins today! There were four awesome creations this month -- all outerwear! It only takes a second to hop over and choose your favorite.
When Emily and Ashley asked me to be a part of this series, I was humbled and thrilled. Flipping patterns is one of my favorite sewing activities, and there's been a ton of inspiration so far!
The Sunki tunic and leggings have such beautiful details.
For months I ruminated, dreamed, and conceptualized.
Here's my FLIP!
I had three criteria for this flip:
a) it had to include my favorite Sunki details.
b) it had to be practical and have lots of wear potential.
c) it had to cost under $20 for the ensemble, minus shoes.
It took several practice muslins to get it how I wanted it, but the result is just as I'd imagined.
First, the elements I kept:
-the darling pleated sleeves
-the awesome side panels
-the simple a-line silhouette
Now for what I changed:
-re-drafted the neckline
-added a collar
-omitted the back seam and moved it around front to allow for a button/snap closure (2-year-old "No, I do it!" friendly, of course.)
-modified the envelope shoulder to a straight seam
-added self-made piping to the pocket seams, shoulder seam, and collar
-completely lined the inside, including a reinforced bias-bound panel at the placket
-added belt loops and tie belt to complete the trench coat look
-added cuffs to the sleeves
The leggings stayed exactly as is. However, I did cut two sizes larger to give her lots of ease and growing room. The fabric I used for the leggings was medium weight denim, so it had minimal stretch and wouldn't have been comfortable as tight leggings.
I also added a Flashback Skinny Tee (with a little more ease added) in the same fabric as the lining.
And what trench coat would be complete without a fedora? This one was made with the Elegance and Elephants Fedora Hat pattern (which I love!).
Nitty Gritty Details:
Fabric: lightweight denim, Robert Kaufman for handmade piping/bias trim (both bought at Let's Sew in Evansville, IN), upcycled twill for the fedora, and vintage curtain panel (fabric from M. Lowenstein and Sons) for the contrast/lining on the Sunki and lining for the fedora.
Thank you so much for letting me share this with you! It's been a blast creating it and being a part of this spectacular series.